Yheti, Toadface, and Mt. Analogue… The Trifinity
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, three, three; and so began the ceremony. A trifecta of talented bass musicians chose December 22nd as the day to offer the New York City underground bass scene a glimpse into the power of the triangle. And it’s war with Santa?
This was not a rave to bring your newbie friends to. Any fan of Yheti, Toadface, or Mt. Analogue (who comprise the holy Trifinity) knows to expect a large dose of peculiarity when seeing any of the three separately. None of us, however, were fully prepared for the craziness that was to transpire at Analog BKNY, a tiny club in Brooklyn familiar to NYC scenesters. Following local support from DiCEMAN and Smokestax, the Trifinity kicked things off with an hour of eclectic bass over which Mt. Analogue rapped. During this hour, they set the scene for the rest of the evening; throwing fake money to the crowd and hoisting a large aluminum pyramid around the stage and eventually through the crowd.
After the hourlong first set came Miami DJ Otto Von Schirach, a self described Annunaki who held things down while the Trifinity gathered backstage. Finally came the reappearance of Yheti, Toadface, and Mt. Analogue, who had all donned reflective, hooded robes. They proceeded to play some of the absolute filthiest shit I’ve heard in a very long time. Fans were treated to a two hour set with both new and old tunes mixed seamlessly and raised to the power of three. Particularly enjoyable (for me, at least) was integration of most of the tracks from Toadface’s debut album: Bugs for Breakfast (definitely Listen to this album if you haven’t already!).
Beneath all the comedically absurd imagery incorporated into the show were a few important take home messages from a set of guys that, aside from being extremely talented artists, seem to be very humble and perceptive. My interpretation was not to be seduced by Santa and the forces of mindless consumerism he represents. Rather, appreciate your loved ones year round.
As a final note, the vibes at this show could not have been better. The performers were visibly happy throughout and the crowd members were well aware of how lucky they were to be witnesses to this wild scene. Huge thanks to Sermon, the NYC based promoters who made this happen!